Reading Bingo for Kids

Bingo for Kids – Join Reading Bingo in Bedford!

Sizzling summer reading and activities galore will be presented by the Bedford Library in July and August. Kids can pick up a Bingo for Kids card and earn free books from the Book Sale Nook. A wide variety of activities and events are scheduled for the kids. Adults can enjoy gatherings like the ice cream social where they can discuss their favorite summer reads. A plethora of educational fun and entertainment awaits you at the Bedford Library. 

 Reading Bingo for Kids

 One of the most remarkable programs that will be offered this summer by the Bedford Library is the children’s reading program. The program is designed to encourage kids to continue reading regularly – for enjoyment as well as educational continuity. Each child that participates will receive a Bingo card and a square will marked off for each book that is read during July and August. For each row that is filled-in on the Bingo card the child may select a free book of choice from the Children’s Book Sale Nook. The book sale nook is made possible for local children through the ‘Friends of the Bedford Library’. Each child can receive up to five free book coupons and will also be recognized for reading excellence with an end of the summer reading certificate. Kids – get your Bingo cards ready and get free books!

Weekly Structured Bingo for Kids

There is no better way to stay cool than to attend one of the Bedford Library activities for kids. There will be LEGO building challenges (LEGOS supplied by the library) on Wednesday’s between July 11 and August 15, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Each week there will be a new LEGO theme and he LEGO creations will be on display in the library for the entire week. On Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:15 and running from July 10 through July 31 the ‘Story and Craft Club’ presents a ‘journey to the four corners of the Earth theme’. Stories will be read and crafts will made representing cultures from around the world. Story Time is a great way to relax outdoors on the library lawn and listen to stories read by library staff. The Story Time will be held every Wednesday throughout the summer from 10:30am until 11:00am.

Kids of all ages can also try their hand at building miniature houses at the library garden and shrub area. The construction will commence on Tuesday, July 3 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, with a ‘rain date’ of Thursday, July 5 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Another great way to entertain the kids in 1st through 6th grades is the show called “The World of Owls” on Monday, July 9. Mark your calendars for this one day event from either 4:00pm to 5:00pm or 7:00pm to 8:00pm. This intriguing illustration presented by ‘Wingmasters’, a raptor rescue team and will include a display of real, live owls.

The Bedford Library will also cater to the adults for summer reading pleasure and social time. An ‘ice cream social’ will be offered at 2:00pm on August 28. Adults can discuss their favorite summer ‘reads’, enjoy ice cream compliments of ‘Friends of the Library’. On July 3 at 7:00pm the ‘Cookbook Club’ will share keynote speaker Patricia Wells who will discuss light and healthy summer eating ideas in a presentation entitled ‘Salad as a Meal’. In addition to the aforementioned events and activities, there will be music for the entire family.

On Monday, August 6 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm David Polansky will perform on the keyboard and the trumpet. On Tuesday, August 21 from 7:00pm to 7:45pm families are encouraged to attend the Sing-A-Long with Bedford Library’s own Sharon McDonald, librarian. She will lead the group through silly songs, camp song, movie soundtrack songs, and music from around the world. Don’t miss the one time display of ’36 Years of Children’s Art: A Teacher’s Collection’ for the public to view all summer long. Many memorable and interesting artworks will be presented by young artists who have attended the Bedford public schools.

Also make note: The Thursday evening films will be discontinued until August 2. Visit the library calendar for additional details about events and plan a few trips to the Bedford Library! It will be well worth your while!